Author: James Nalton

Turning football into words. WFI editor, writer for the Morning Star newspaper, & sports journalist for various outlets. Mostly tactics, match reports, and scouting across the world of football.

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Alves, Guardiola, and Tite’s Brazil: The Long Road to Jogo Bonito II

Alves, Guardiola, and Tite’s Brazil: The Long Road to Jogo Bonito II

Dani Alves likes talking about Pep Guardiola. It’s no surprise really, given that the Catalan manager turned the Brazilian into one of the most acc ...
Fabinho: Right Back in the Middle

Fabinho: Right Back in the Middle

Fábio Henrique Tavares — more commonly known as Fabinho — has the defensive and attacking traits of a full back, but also the tactical discipline, tec ...
Call it Soccer: A history of football words

Call it Soccer: A history of football words

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton. The word "soccer" originated in England, and was originally used to differentiate association ...
Wijnaldum Takes Root In Liverpool’s Midfield

Wijnaldum Takes Root In Liverpool’s Midfield

Georginio Wijnaldum is taking root in Liverpool’s midfield and is fast becoming one of the club’s standout signings of recent years. While Jordan H ...
Atlanta United Should Build On Their City’s Soccer Foundations, Not Discard Them

Atlanta United Should Build On Their City’s Soccer Foundations, Not Discard Them

Atlanta United begin their Major League Soccer journey with an exciting looking South American tinged roster. As the city looks forward to a new s ...
Claudio Ranieri’s Sacking Will Only Add to Leicester City Legend

Claudio Ranieri’s Sacking Will Only Add to Leicester City Legend

Build a Claudio Ranieri statue, give him his pay-off, laud him as the manager of the greatest Premier League winners of all time and as the director o ...
Why Barcelona Crumbled vs Paris Saint Germain

Why Barcelona Crumbled vs Paris Saint Germain

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton.  Paris Saint-Germain 4 (four), Barcelona 0 18' Á. Di María 40' J. Draxler 55' Á. Di Mar ...
Montreal 3, Toronto 2: The 401 Derby – White Lines Not Found

Montreal 3, Toronto 2: The 401 Derby – White Lines Not Found

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura refuses to call up MLS and Toronto FC's star player, Sebastian Giovinco, because in his view “he plays in a league that ...
Pardew: Benteke was Unlucky at Liverpool

Pardew: Benteke was Unlucky at Liverpool

Alan Pardew had plenty of praise for Christian Benteke after the Belgian earned a point for Crystal Palace at Everton. Benteke's compatriot, Romelu ...
Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

It was supposed to be the biggest game in US soccer history, and maybe in some ways it will still be significant, but it might have been even more sig ...
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